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But you must be quite sure, Stephen, that you have a vocation because it would be terrible if you found afterwards that you had none.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
To be an enthusiast had become her social vocation and, sometimes even when she did not feel like it, she became enthusiastic in order not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
For the Council of Vocations knows in its great wisdom where you are needed by your brother men, better than you can know it in your unworthy little minds.
Having some foundation for believing, by this time, that nature and accident had made me an author, I pursued my vocation with confidence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I wanted her to tell me what they were; but she would only cross herself, and say she would never tell; that the ravings of the sick were the secrets of God, and that if a nurse through her vocation should hear them, she should respect her trust.
Methinks, as they require a confessor to be sent, this holy hermit might at once exercise his pious vocation, and procure us the information we desire.
The rule of the Perpetual Adoration is so rigid in its nature that it alarms, vocations recoil before it, the order receives no recruits.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Doubtless one leading reason why the world declines honouring us whalemen, is this: they think that, at best, our vocation amounts to a butchering sort of business; and that when actively engaged therein, we are surrounded by all manner of defilements.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
What with women and wine and the excitement of his vocation, a man could afford to rest now and then.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
David smiled sadly, though not without a momentary gleam of pleasure, at this allusion to his beloved vocation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
In fact, Sam considered oratory as his vocation, and never let slip an opportunity of magnifying his office.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context